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Garmin Vivosmart 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Garmin Vivosmart 5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and battery are generally positive. The comfort and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the performance and touch screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivosmart 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5

 

The smartest band you'll find at this price

Reliable fitness tracking for the price ; Week long battery life ; Comfy gym-ready fit

Screen is too small for most notifications ; Limited smartwatch functionality

The Vivosmart 5 is Garmin’s latest answer to the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5. It’s a slim-form-factor band design wearable designed for runners that want a discreet wearable to track their weekly workouts and 5km runs or cycles. While it’s far from the...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review: Aces the software, fails design

 

The design of the Garmin Vivosmart 5 won't make you look twice, but don't ignore it just yet, because the software really saves this fitness tracker.

Detailed Garmin Connect platform Comprehensive sensor array Lightweight and comfortable Accurate health and sleep tracking

Disappointing battery life Generic design

“The design of the Garmin Vivosmart 5 won't make you look twice, but the comprehensive Garmin Connect platform makes this a fitness tracker a standout.”

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Angela Moscaritolo (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 Review

 

All-day heart rate, respiration, SpO2, and stress tracking ; Good battery life ; Automatically tracks certain activities ; Emergency assistance features

Black-and-white screen with no always-on setting ; Minor accuracy issues in testing ; No built-in GPS ; Doesn't track heart rhythm or skin temperature variations ; Lacks contactless payment support

Garmin's Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker is light on excitement, but makes it easy to keep tabs on your activity, sleep, and other key health metrics.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Cat Ellis (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review

 

A fitness tracker built with data nerds in mind

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Conor Allison (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review: Don't call it a comeback

 

Garmin's long-awaited return to the fitness tracker scene is here, but was it worth the wait? We've tested the Vivosmart 5 to find out.

Uncomplicated design ; Great entry point into Garmin Connect ; Packed with advanced tracking features

No GPS ; Relatively pricey ; Poor sleep tracking ; Pulse Ox drains battery life rapidly

Garmin's dive back into the fitness tracker market is a welcome one, offering a simple yet metric-heavy entry point into its ecosystem. At the same price as a Fitbit Charge 5, though, its lack of GPS, as well as sleep tracking inconsistencies and...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Rowlands (stuff.tv)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review: a pared-back tracker that’s tricky to tap

 

With a streamlined design, week-long battery and plenty of tracking smarts, is the Garmin Vivosmart 5 a worthy fitness tracker for your wrist?

Lightweight, comfortable fit ; Streamlined, swappable design ; Comprehensive tracking features ; Seven-day battery life

Underwhelming display ; Slightly fiddly interface ; No built-in GPS tracking

Its lightweight design might be forgettable, but if you can deal with the dinky screen and lack of built-in GPS, the streamlined Vivosmart 5 offers a lot of tracking smarts for a relatively affordable price

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review: Comfortable, capable, and cheap | ZDNet

 

Some people prefer a simple band form factor for tracking their daily activity, and the new Garmin Vivosmart 5 backs that experience up with the vast Garmin ecosystem.

Light weight and very comfortable for 24/7 wear ; Advanced sleep tracking and blood oxygen sensor ; Stress tracking and Body Battery support ; Powerful Garmin ecosystem and capability

No integrated GPS ; Monochrome display

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Rowlands (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Vivosmart 5 review: a pared-back tracker that’s tricky to tap

 

With a streamlined design, week-long battery and plenty of tracking smarts, is the Garmin Vivosmart 5 a worthy fitness tracker for your wrist?

Lightweight, comfortable fit ; Streamlined, swappable design ; Comprehensive tracking features ; Seven-day battery life

Underwhelming display ; Slightly fiddly interface ; No built-in GPS tracking

Its lightweight design might be forgettable, but if you can deal with the dinky screen and lack of built-in GPS, the streamlined Vivosmart 5 offers a lot of tracking smarts for a relatively affordable price

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Laura Wybrow (RadioTimes.com)

Garmin vívosmart 5 review

 

For a smartwatch that monitors your health and tracks your fitness activity, the Garmin vívosmart 5 is second-to-none. Plus, it's affordable, too.

Extensive health features, such as women's health ; Assistance5 for incident detection ; Compatible with iOS and Android

Connected (not built-in GPS) ; Limited fitness activities ; Touchscreen not hugely responsive

Yes. If you’ve read this review and think the

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Becky Wade Firth (mashable.com)

Garmin vívosmart 5 review: A good, not great gateway to fitness tracking

 

It's not as "simple" as advertised.

Lightweight and comfortable ; Large display ; Automatic activity tracking ; Three safety features ; 24/7 heart rate monitoring ; Advanced sleep tracking

Fickle wrist-flick activation and touchscreen ; Connected (not built-in) GPS ; Limited activities ; Relatively pricey ; Not actually that simple to use

The Garmin vívosmart 5 is a good but not great gateway to fitness tracking, with plenty of flashy features but a lack of user-friendliness that you’d expect from a “simple” device.

May, 2022
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